This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Xii. The Ocean Steamer. that begins with:
WITH streaming pennons, scorning sail and oar,
With steady tramp and swift revolving wheel,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacdcXXd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 0101010111 0101110101 1101010101 11010010101 0101010101 0101010101 0101111111 1100010101 0111010111 10011100101 1101010101 1101110101 1111010110 1101010101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 624
- Average number of words per stanza: 112
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, in, her are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words with, in are repeated.
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More information about poems by Christopher Pearse Cranch
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- Analysis of Sonnet Xix. The Lady’s Sonnet. Twilight.